CPM, TMC oppose airport privatization

Parties criticizing each other in the run-up to the panchayat polls are on the same page when it comes to opposing the Centre’s bid to hand over Kolkata airport maintenance to private hands. Former Union minister of state and senior Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy and CPM Rajya Sabha member Tapan Sen have both written to the Centre against the move.

In a letter to Union aviation minister Ajit Singh, Roy opposed the Centre’s effort to engage a private body for the maintenance of Kolkata and Chennai airports. Roy, who is also the president of the Airport Authority of India Staff and Worker’s Union, has given a call for a joint forum of airport authority employees where the move towards privatization will be opposed the move towards privatisation.

Full report here Times of India


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